Clergy & Staff

The Reverend Canon Jonathan Huyck, Rector

Jonathan Huyck became the 21st rector of Grace Church on August 1, 2010. He holds degrees from Brown University, the University of Chicago Divinity School and the General Theological Seminary and is an honorary canon of the American Cathedral in Paris, where he served as canon pastor for six years before coming to Grace. He was born in New York City and raised in New York and Connecticut. Before his ordination to the priesthood in 2004, he was a comedy writer in New York and is still loyal to the American League baseball team of that city which shall remain nameless. He also loves the Beatles, cooking (Georgian food, especially), singing, and old buildings (Providence does very well on that score).


Meredith “Champ” Cooley, Facilities Manager
Champ (as everyone calls him) was born in Skowhegan, Maine, and is married to Gail. His favorite hobby being a DJ at Riverbend Campgrounds in Connecticut.

Anthony Perez, Sexton

Veda Bucko, Parish Administrator

Christian Lane, Interim Organist & Choir Director

ChristianWe are thrilled to announce the appointment of Christian Lane as Interim Organist & Choir Director at Grace Church. Vice-President of the American Guild of Organists, Chris is one of America’s most accomplished, respected, and versatile young organists and is the winner of the 2011 Canadian International Organ Competition. Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance and a Certificate in Sacred Music from Yale University.

Most recently, Chris was Associate University Organist and Choirmaster at Harvard University for the past six years. His previous work at Episcopal churches includes Trinity in New Haven and St. Thomas, Fifth Avenue in New York City, which have two of the best music programs in the Episcopal Church.